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, america, wake up. we cannot stop and we will not and cannot be patient. >> you cannot stand by. you cannot sit down. you've got to stand up, speak up, speak out, and get in the way. make some noise! >> much grief as we give congress, it's amazing that it is john lewis is still a member of the institution. lonny bunch founder of the national museum of african-american history and culture which will be completed in 2015 on the national mall in washington. pulitzer prize winning taylor branch, the author of the landmark history of the civil rights movement, america in the king years. his most recent book, the king years, is now available in paperback and i assume download as well. we say paperback. in these days, can you get it on the download itself. let me start with you, you're in the middle of trying to build a museum appropriate for the african-american legacy, the importance of the march on washington. an entire wing? how important is it in the legacy as you're building this? >> the march on washington is one of the key moments in african-american history, in american history. so our go
's the beginning. it's the beginning of a great moral crusade. to allow america do the unfinished work of american democracy. the congress has to act. >> by the forces of our demands, our determination and our numbers, we shall splitter the segregated south into a thousand pieces and put them together in the image of god and democracy. >> we must say wake up, america, wake up, for we cannot stop and we will not and cannot be patient. >> bob dylan played his new song, only a pawn in their game, about the murder of metger evers. peter paul and mary all he formed. and then there was dr. martin luther king. spurred on by mahalia jackson who said, tell them about the dream. will be remembered as one of the most brilliant and important speeches in american history. >> let it ring. from every state and every city. we will be able to speed up that day when all of god's children, black men and white men, pros stents and catholics will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old negro spiritual, free at last, free at last, thank god almighty, we are free at last. >> joining me now, congresswoman
a military strike. >> what we have been told is there's evidence that america, the british, the french say they have, is going to be shared with us. we will be very, very, very interested in hearing from them what this evidence they have is. >> he also said any military action should be authorized by a u.n. resolution. problem is is there's almost no chance that a resolution will pass. we expect the u.s., britain and france will support it. russia and china almost certainly won't. members of this administration have been reaching out to their international counterparts. in the last four days, you've had the president reaching out to leaders of can that, australia, france and the uk. we kind of know the usual suspects in a u.s.-led coalition. all in an effort to show the level of consultations going on. also released the list calls made by the vice president, secretary of defense, chairman of the joint chiefs, the u.n. ambassador and secretary of state. secretary kerry alone has made 47 calls to foreign leaders over the last week. among the ones that got the most attention, russian foreign
a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> we spent a little time talking about the search for a leader. some would say ronald reagan's appeal. it was 29 years ago this week that president reagan officially accepted the nomination. as august rolled around, reagan's presidency was on an upswing at the time. having survived a struggling economic recession of the early '80s, reagan was basking in the globe. the gains that had racked up in los angeles just weeks before when our athletes didn't have to compete against anybody. when it was his turn to address the gop convention in dallas, he reminded the crowd of how much america has changed in such a short time. >> four years ago, we raised a banner of bold colors. we proclaimed a dream of an america that would be a shining city on a hill. we cape togethme togeth
why that's happening. because nobody in america would -- dan, good luck. we will see you soon. if it's way too early, it's "morning joe." stick around. the fix is next. >>> day of rage. egypt's unrest leads to hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries prompting president obama to cancel a major military exercise. is there more the u.s. will do to stop the violence? plus, some new names headlining in the hawkeye state talk this weekend. but the spotlight still belongs to the superstars on each side. and another surprise headline on what the nsa is up to. an internal review shows the intel outfit broke its own rule thousands times. good morning from washington. it's friday, august 16th, 2013. and this is "the daily rundown." we're watching developing news out of egypt. the country bracing for more bloodshed today. tens of thousands of muslim brotherhood members and their supports are responding to calls for a day of rage. pouring into the streets to protest this week's brutal government crackdown. we're watching crowds demonstrators crossing a bridge through cairo. most likely tryin
. at the state department in may of 2011. quote, we have the chance to show america values the dignity of the street vendor in tunisia more than the raw power of the dictator. there must be no doubt that the united states of america welcomes change that advances self-determination and opportunity. of course he continued in that speech, saying this -- >> after decades of accepting the world as it is in the region, we have a chance to pursue the world as it should be. >> the soaring rhetoric then is in sharp contrast to today's situation. here's the problem for the president. while there's general agreement there's a washington paralysis on what to do in both egypt and syria, there's no consensus about what actually to do. that's because there are no good options. to you side with the muslim brotherhood? do you side with the syrian rebels which include a lot of al qaeda elements? do you side with assad? the chairman of the joint chiefs has told congress in a written letter while the pentagon could intervene with forces in syria, there are no moderate rebel groups ready to fill the power
directors in america. maybe give t.j. to somebody else. have a great weekend. stick around. you never know what this next guy is going to say. he is crazy. stick around for "the daily rundown" with chuck todd. thanks for watching us. >>> departure lines ahead of a working vacation, amid a growing pile of international issues and domestic drama over health care and the budget. president obama gets set to talk to the press later today. we'll look at the big picture. with the cabinet secretary, u.n. ambassador and just foreign policy veteran bill richardson. just four days remain till new jersey democrats decide whether corey booker does head to the united states senate or not. >>> and then a deep dive into the sky with air force one. we're going behind the scenes to the famous presidential plane. and finding out why the first plane to get that call sign is rusting away in an arizona desert. >> good morning from des moines, iowa. i'm luke casey, host of "good night iowa." it's friday, august 9th, 2013, the first day of the iowa state fair and the unofficial kickoff of the 2016 iowa caucuses.
from across america that they want this thing stopped. >> this morning the conservative group of for america singling out a handful of senators who declined to sign onto lee's letter saying, you fund it, you own it. call them chickens in a series of online videos. heritage action will spend $500,000 to target 100 house republicans in online ads that have the slarp message. despite all the sound and fury, the effort to defund the health care law has hit a wall. last night wisconsin governor scott walker became the latest republican to criticize his own party on this issue. >> do you make the point as senator jim demint says or stay away from shutdowns. >> shutdowns are not a good move at all. i think most americans are center right like we are and want limited government but want a government that works. i don't want hate government. i hate government that's too big and doesn't work. we need to show we can through reform make things work. >> meanwhile republican leaders on capitol hill, minority leader mitch mcconnell, john boehner, eric cantor not on board, neither are conserv
the credit worthiness of the united states of america and i think all of our caucus on that clapped. >> republicans say that line in the sand is a nonstarter. paul ryan spoke last night on fox about it. >> we're not going to give the president an empty -- a blank credit card. we're going to insist on real debt reduction and economic growth policies as we get to these physicfirsscal issues. we're not going to call, what we call a naked limit debt increase he's asking for. >> abruptly yanked the so-called t-hud bill. yes, it has the word "thud" in it. transportation program. when it became clear they did not have the republican votes to pass it. essentially waving a big white flag and showing it's still not united on a budget strategy. the pulled the appropriation, bill after democrats and some modern republicans made it clear they would vote against it because they thought it cut spending too much. several dozen conservatives thought it didn't cut it enough. and they were going to vote against it. so wanting to avoid an embarrassing sequel to the high profile defeat of the farm bill
is a disaster for america. as long as i'm in the senate, kentucky will have a voice instead of san francisco and martha's vineyard. rand paul and i take kentucky's fight to the liberals every single day. >> but his challengers pull no punches, hitting him from the left and the right. alison lundergan grimes tied mcconnell to the washington gridlock. >> if senator mcconnell had his way, his version of kentucky health care for all seniors, grandmother, would be to walk it off. let's just tell it like it is. if the doctors told senator mcconnell that he had a kidney stone, he'd refuse to pass it. >> as somebody would just had a kidney stone, that one sort of hit close to home. republican challenger matt denim who attracted support from some in the tea party, attacked him on the economy. >> i don't intend to run to the right of mitch mcconnell. i don't intend to run to the left of mitch mcconnell. i intend to run straight over the top of mitch mcconnell and right into the u.s. senate and with your help we're going to do that. >> mcconnell's folks were hoping neither grimes nor bevan would look r
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editor at large, for "the atlantic" and also founder of the american strategy program at the new america foundation. steve, what i want to know, as someone coming to this is, are we making the right move, from your expert opinion, are we making the right move in staying on the sidelines -- john kerry called it deplorable. the united states hasn't gone further than that. is that the right move? >> no. from the moment that morsi was removed from office, the united states should have suspended aid or suspended a significant portion of the aid. we did cancel some fighters. but that wasn't enough. they should have sent a stronger signal. not necessarily because of concerns about democracy but largely more broadly about what signal it sends to a very important group of young players in egyptian politics. who are adherents to political islam. who decided rather than take a violent course to go through the machinery of getting elected. if you remove that from them -- i asked condoleezza rice about this. if you remove that from them, you run the risk of sending them under ground. you run the risk
, the washington editor at large for the atlantic, also founder of the american strategy program at the new america foundation. richard was just getting to sort of the central debate going on in the situation room right now, in the pentagon, which is what does the action look like. there's no doubt there's going to be action, but how intense is it and is it going to be a game changer? >> i think it's a limited action. that in the eyes of the world will look like a compelling punishment of those that were responsible or involved with the deployment of chemical weapons. it will not give those who want to see a tipping point blow to the opposition what they want because the white house i think, and i support this, is going out of its way to make sure we distinguish between the chemical weapons violating between the international norm and separating that from syria. that's what they should have done the first time they reacted. where they basically said we're going to give arms and support to the opposition. and the white house for a time sort of began to shoulder the burden of taking on assad. they're
economy, given the fact that america was -- extended in two wars in the middle east and in afghanistan, all he could offer was language, was words. they were powerful words, soaring words, but he couldn't follow that up with any real action. and in syria, he's really been exposed. ironically, the words have come back to haunt him. the language of a man that's so well known for speaking powerful ideas in some ways is now being trapped by his own language. he said bashar al assad has to go. assad hasn't gone. he said red lines will be crossed and there will be consequences. now he's put on the spot. he has to deliver the consequences. it's time for him to act i think in the ieyes of the world. >> you mentioned not just syria but the region and the impact that would have. how does -- to bobby's point, the president at this point by his words, some way by his timetable, he's going to sweden, going to russia. there seems to be a short window here. how does he balance the geopolitical consequences with -- to bobby's point, what he has said before? >> i think the timing was not exactly what t
the blogs, social media -- >> it's the middle america that doesn't care. if you don't have the swing voter that cares -- >> the swing voter's not the most vocal person out there the. >> they need to show up. >> when they hear from the constituency -- >> they're only hearing from the base, right, the middle, the sort of rational middle, the angry middle, they're not going to town hall meetings. >> look, gerrymandering, think about it, right, we go back to it every time we talk about it. there's no incentive for house republicans and democrats to compromise. >> but you're talking about the vise that boehner's in. look at mcconnell. he's taking the opinion, it seems, he used to rule with an iron fist. he basically is going it's every man for himself. i feel like he's basically saying, i got to deal with my problems and i know it makes me probably a less affective leader so he's backing off. he's letting -- what's interesting to in, he's letting some republicans -- yeah, you want that, go for it. >> mitch mcconnell, he's going to that fair this weekend, and he has a millionaire right winger go
knowing they can't escape the reach of the united states of america. >> of course, the president hit the same talking point again on the campaign trail in 2012. bin laden, of course, was dead and al qaeda on the run. not everyone sees the distinction between al qaeda and the afghan, pakistan region and al qaeda in yemen. on monday jay carney tried to clear things up. >> al qaeda's core leadership, the leadership that attacked the united states on september 11th, 2001, has been decimated. al qaeda core in the region has been diminished and is on the run. our intention in terms of the threat presented by al qaeda has shifted in focus to some of these affiliates, including aqap. >> al qaeda, afghanistan, it's al qaeda as far as the public is concerned. the timing of the threat could be coincidental or response to u.s. drone strikes in the last four weeks. four strikes have taken place in the last ten days in yemen, including one overnight. the intercept occurred sometime last week. joining me to try to figure this out, chief correspondent richard engel, bob win drom and "time" internati
america, that was influencing congress and the american people. obviously he was talking about israel but he never mentioned them by name. which is quite different from what we've heard before. ahmadinejad referred to israel as the cancerous tumor that has to be removed. he avoided this kind of language. >> i saw you were questioning the new president yesterday. as always, thank you, sir. >>> turns up the heat on corey booker but is it too little too late? we'll check in on the new jersey senate hopeful with just days to go. first, time for a little white house soup of the day. tom yum goong. east asian soup. we'll be right back. [ whispering ] uh! i had a nightmare! the house caught fire and we were out on the streets. [ whispering ] shhh. it's only a dream. and we have home insurance. but if we made a claim, our rate would go up... [ whispering ] shhh. you did it right. you have allstate claim rate guard so your rates won't go up just because of a claim. [ whispering ] are we still in a dream? no, you're in an allstate commercial. so get allstate home insurance with claim rate guard
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for america, we've got you in the left and right seats in case there's confusion. just right off the bat, i want to get a sense of what you're hearing from representatives and senators. what's the message coming back that's the primary focus in september. >> what we're focused on americans united, you might be surprised we're focused on holding republicans accountable, progressive issues advocacy group. we're asking republicans why are you opposed to these things that the president are proposed that are vastly popular. we're finding they are running into some problems from both sides, immigration town halls, for example, hearing from proponents and opponents. republicans are really more in the firing line this august than democrats are. >> give me a sense of what's driving the conversation in these districts. >> we're trying to look at all of congress and all americans of there's frustrations about americans nervous about obama care. senator baucus saying this is a train wreck, premiums going up, employers dropping people from health care roles. there's a lot of anxiety, ranging from anxiet
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security interest to the united states because of america. you and i and our children and all of us don't want to live in a world in which rogue nations employ weapons of mass destruction such as chemical weapons. but there's also other interest here. the credibility of the u.s. we must prevent iran from becoming a nuclear weapon holder. if the president does not react in some type of accountable way to the use of chemical weapons, what message does that send to iran? what message does that send to north korea? the generally rightfully says, well, it's a muddled message so far. the president will need to define that and the actions that follow will no doubt define it. >> general, tell me the mission then. tell me the mission as it should be outlined. why isn't anybody, for instance, talking about, okay, the mission is to secure and -- those chemical weapons and essentially take them away from assad. why isn't that part of this mission? >> well, i think it's not achievable. you'd have to intervene on the ground. actually find his disstressed h disbursed heavily guarded weapons. >> that m
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